> Ok, Daire, I'm going to call you on this one. Show me a mechanism that'll
> allow you to do the above, without descending into a free for all, without
> using neutral subdomains. :-)
I think I prefer the idea that a domain name can be registered if no-one
at the time of registering as a 'greater' claim to it - rather than not
a name because at some point in the future there may be a chance that some
or association or something *may* come into existence and *might* want that
If the name isn't overly general - "tourism.ie", isn't obviously a well
known name -
"ibm.ie", isn't a trademark of any kind - "guinness.ie", isn't likely to
offense in and of itself "so-and-so-sucks.ie", then why not let people
> As for proposals that *do* use subdomains, I got some in my mail archives
> right here - but the rest of the community just wouldn't bite.
I know, at James Raftery's suggestion I've been reading back through the
IEDR forums. One thing I was thinking of was a number of non-neutral
with effective names. Sort of like a bunch of 'sub-IEDRs' that could cater
categories of names that IEDR does not.
For example, say a group registered 'people.ie' and then ran DR service for
domain, allowing private citizens a chance to register decent domains. It
still be first-come-first-served, but not without restrictions (people would
to show they were irish nationals etc), and it wouldn't be 'polluting' .ie.
I'm just throwing out suggestions here. Personally I'd prefer
www.daire.people.ie to www.dg01.ie.
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